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Unformatted text preview: microbiology lab. In addition, these techniques are also used to research unknown samples of bacteria in labs and hospitals. b. Conjugating E. coli will enable us to visualize horizontal transfer, which can quickly display selection pressure for a specific trait, such as antibiotic resistance. Also, we can see the dangers of overtaking antibiotics because it kills the weak bacteria while selecting a strain of resistant bacteria, a problem in our current time. c. This specific bacteriophage titration will allow use to crudely calculate the amount of phage in the undiluted sample. In addition, the plaques will enable us to visualize the how destructive viruses can be in good environmental conditions....
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